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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
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SW 82644 44975



SW8244NE CATHEDRAL CLOSE 880-1/7/31 Old Cathedral School 07/09/92


Cathedral School, now office, and the responds of never-completed cloisters of the Cathedral. 1908 (foundation stone). Chapter house by J L Pearson; cathedral school by Frank Pearson. Roughly coursed rubble walls with freestone and granite dressings; dry Delabole slate roofs with coped gable ends; stone stack over cross wall towards rear and over returned gable end. Irregular shallow U-shaped plan. Late Gothic style. 2 storeys with 4-storey tower; unaltered elevations. East front has tower with parapet, left, with embattled stair turret on its right; a 5-window range set back in the centre and a projecting gable end with central external stack, on the right. Stair turret 1st/2nd floor has pair of pointed arched 2-light traceried windows with hoodmould linked to tower string; otherwise tower has 4-centred-arched, 3-light mullioned windows and parapet string. Middle range 1st floor has 2-light traceried and transomed windows under basket arches with hoodmoulds under a moulded eaves cornice and 6-light and 4-light transomed flat-headed windows to ground floor. West elevation has 3-window range on the left and 2-window tower on the right. 1st floor transomed windows from left have 2:7:7:3:3 fenestration of 4-centred arched lights. Ground floor has 3:4:2:4:2:1:2 fenestration of flat-headed lights, most with transoms, and depressed 2-centred arched doorway at far right. Second and 3rd floors of tower have 2 pairs of 4-light windows with 4-centred arches. South entrance front elevation is contrived out of the responds of what was to be the interior of cloisters which survive to 1.5 bays left of a wide doorway and 1 bay to the right. Above the right-hand arch can be seen the weatherings for the roof which was never built. The 1908 tower (extended above) has 2 x 5-light mullioned windows to the 3rd floor only, left and centre. INTERIOR: 2 Gothic-style granite fireplaces with hoods, 2 other fireplaces inspected and some original doors with Gothic detail.

Listing NGR: SW8264444979


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 13 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/05937/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Margaret Hocking. Source Historic England Archive
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